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150 years of Kuka Movement
Namdharis can have whatever they want: CM
H.S. Hanspal, former PPCC president and accused in the Ludhiana City Centre scam, has a word with Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at Bhaini Sahib, near Ludhiana.
Bhaini Sahib (Ludhiana), April 15
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today regretted that the national heroes were gradually being forgotten. He said a fresh movement needed to be started across the country for creating awareness among the masses, particularly the youth, about national heroes like Satguru Ram Singh.
H.S. Hanspal, former PPCC president and accused in the Ludhiana City Centre scam, has a word with Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at Bhaini Sahib, near Ludhiana, on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

SAD(A) gen secy Jagmohan quits
Ludhiana, April 15
Jagmohan Singh, a senior leader of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), has resigned as the general-secretary of the party and also as its spokesperson.

Badals’ case
IT reports show VB’s inefficiency
Chandigarh, April 15
The ongoing trial of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, his son and Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) acting president Sukhbir Badal, Chief Minister’s wife Surinder Kaur and others in the disproportionate assets’ case results from investigations conducted by the Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) during the previous government’s tenure.

Fatehgarh Sahib
Tarn Taran


5 kids among 9 killed in road mishap
Mukerian, April 15
At least nine members of a Gurdaspur-based family, including five children, were killed when the Maruti car they were travelling in collided head-on with a truck on the Talwara-Mukerian road at Lalota village, near Hazipur, this afternoon.

CM announces relief
Chandigarh, April 15
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today condoled the death of nine members of a family, who were killed in a car accident on the Talwara- Mukerian Road in Hoshiarpur district today.

Police officials examine drums containing beef tallow and chemicals in Rajpura. Drums of beef tallow seized
Rajpura, April 15
The local police last night seized a huge quantity of beef tallow and chemicals, which were allegedly to be used for the manufacture of soap at a factory on the Chandigarh-Rajpura road.

Police officials examine drums containing beef tallow and chemicals in Rajpura on Sunday. — Photo by J.S. Virdi

Sketch of the suspected serial killer released by the Jagraon police Serial killings: Police releases sketch
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 15
Releasing the sketch of a suspected serial killer who allegedly had killed five labourers in six months, the Jagraon police has urged people to provide information about him to police officials of their respective areas.

Sketch of the suspected serial killer released by the Jagraon police



SAD-BJP coordination meeting today
Chandigarh, April 15
Wanting to keep the “winning momentum”, the ruling SAD-BJP combine in Punjab will hold a crucial coordination meeting here tomorrow to discuss the forthcoming municipal elections and the seat sharing and strategy for these elections. The implementation of the party manifesto will also be discussed.


Couple alleges victimisation by police
Moga, April 15
For Sanjeev Sharma and his wife Sanna life had been like a Bollywood flick in which a couple married against the wishes of their parents to be victimised by the police.

Thousands attend bishop’s installation
Bishop Anil Jose Thomas Couto after his installation at St Mary’s Cathedral Church in Jalandhar Cantonment. Jalandhar, April 15
Thousands of Christians from the diocese of Jalandhar (Punjab and four districts of Himachal Pradesh) converged on the St. Mary’s Cathedral premises here to participate in the installation ceremony of new bishop Anil Jose Thomas Couto today.

Bishop Anil Jose Thomas Couto after his installation at St Mary’s Cathedral Church in Jalandhar Cantonment on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Pawan Sharma

Special team to probe grid fire
Moga, April 15
Following the fire at the local power grid in which a 250 MW transformer was destroyed, the Power Grid Corporation of India has constituted a special team comprising senior officials and technical experts. They would be visiting the grid to investigate the exact cause of the fire and to take stock of the situation.

Govt keen on reviving ayurveda: Chawla
Amritsar, April 15
The Health and Family Welfare Department has decided to burn the seized drugs in full public view in Gurdaspur tomorrow, in a bid to check their misuse. This was stated by Laxmi Kanta Chawla, health minister, while talking to The Tribune here today.

Nodal officers to hear grievances
Gurdaspur, April 15
The district administration has decided to form clusters of eight villages under a nodal officer to hear public grievances every Thursday. The reports will be sent to the deputy commissioner.

Irregularities in training camps alleged
Patiala, April 15
The training camp for panchayat members being organised by the Department of Rural Development and Panchayats has drawn flak.

Another ISYF militant nabbed
Jalandhar, April 15
Within four months of the arrest of three International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF-Rode group) militants, the district police has nabbed yet another militant of the same group from Ferozepore district.

100th birthday cake
Patiala, April 15
Members of the Morning Walkers Club witnessed the 100th birthday celebrations of Chanda Singh Mander, a retired government officer and a regular morning walker, at the Baisakhi programme, held at Baradari Gardens, here today.

Resentment for ignoring dist
Fatehgarh Sahib, April 15
Resentment prevailed among the residents of Sirhind constituency against Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for not giving representation to the district in the government even in the recent nominations of chief parliamentary secretaries.

PSB union members protest
Patiala, April 15
A meeting of the All India Punjab and Sind Bank Officer’s Union was held at Red Cross Bhavan, here today, under the chairmanship of G.S.Khera, president of the union.



Firm fined for selling water having coliform
Amritsar, April 15
The District Consumer Redressal Forum, Amritsar, has slapped a fine of Rs 25,000 on a manufacturer of ozonised and UV drinking water and its local retailer.


SRI method can save water: Agri-expert
Manawala (Amritsar), April 15
As the water level in Punjab is going down every year due to the vicious paddy and wheat cycle, adoption of the system of rice intensification (SRI) method can prove to be a boon for farmers in this border state.


1 hurt as Nihangs clash at Talwandi Sabo
Talwandi Sabo, April 15
An armed clash between two factions of Nihangs took place today at Takht Damdama Sahib during the ongoing Baisakhi festival, leaving a 14-year-old boy seriously injured.

Betting racket busted, 6 held
Barnala, April 15
The local police today arrested six youths involved in betting for the Cricket World Cup.


Notification leaves medical college staff high and dry
Faridkot, April 15
Doctors, nurses and para-medical employees of Guru Gobind Singh Medical College here face an uncertain future as far as their services are concerned due to a notification issued by the previous Congress government.

Medical teachers hail raise of retiring age
Amritsar, April 15
Dr Baljeet Singh Pannu, ex-chairman of the Punjab Medical Teachers’ Association, has welcomed the decision of the Punjab Government to enhance the age of retirement of medical teachers to 60 years. He, however, said this was a temporary measure to overcome the crisis and real issue still had not been touched.

Crash course for poor students launched
Tarn Taran, April 15
Former UPSC chairman S.J.S. Chatwal and cardiologist T.S. Kaler today inaugurated the crash course for imparting free training to poor students for appearing in professional course entrance tests.

BEd teachers demand lecturer payscale
Batala, April 15
In a signed press statement issued here today the Union of Graduate Teachers of Government Schools demanded lecturer payscales for teachers (BEd) who were holding postgraduate degrees.


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